Effective commissioning for domestic abuse services
05 April 2016
We are pleased to invite you to attend our seminar Lessons Learned: effective commissioning for domestic abuse services on Thursday 12th May.
This seminar will be jointly delivered by Cordis Bright, Hestia, Standing Together and Professor Darrick Jolliffe from the University of Greenwich and is specifically designed for those involved in commissioning domestic abuse and related services.
The cross cutting and highly prevalent nature of domestic abuse and its impact on survivors, children and perpetrators requires a coordinated response from both public and specialist services.
The seminar will present new research on key emerging themes that provide lessons for the effective commissioning of domestic abuse and related services.
The agenda will include presentations on:
- From victim to survivor: a study of the barriers facing over 200 women who have experienced domestic abuse (Hestia)
- Domestic Homicide Reviews: lessons learned from 45 independent reviews (Standing Together)
- A review of interventions for domestic abuse offenders (Professor Darrick Jolliffe, Centre for Criminology, University of Greenwich)
- What works in developing domestic abuse commissioning strategies and in conducting local and regional needs assessments (Cordis Bright)
Seminar contributors have specialist experience and knowledge in the field of domestic abuse.
When: Thursday, 12 May 2016 from 09:30 to 13:30
Where: Elvin Hall - Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way, University College WC1H 0AL, United Kingdom
To book: Please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lessons-learned-eff... or contact email@example.com.
Cordis Bright: provides research and consultancy aimed at supporting our clients to improve outcomes for service users. Recent projects include: conducting domestic abuse and violence against women and girls needs assessments and developing strategic commissioning approaches for a number of localities across the UK; supporting the development of a new model for commissioning for victims’ services; conducting evaluations of national helplines and Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs), providing ongoing support to service providers and reviewing the funding of domestic abuse projects across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Hestia: are the largest provider of domestic abuse refuges for women and children in London. They provide a holistic range of services to help women rebuild their lives, including advocacy, housing, financial and emotional support, as well as specialist support for children. In addition to delivering frontline services, Hestia has a policy department which focuses on raising issues voiced by services users in order to end violence against women and girls.
Standing Together: works to promote a co-ordinated, multi-agency community response to domestic violence. This approach recognises that without effective coordination of activities between agencies, responses are less effective and survivors of domestic abuse are still at risk of falling through the gaps in the system. Standing Together have been working with statutory and community organisations for 17 years providing consultancy, training, best practice guides and chairing Domestic Homicide Reviews.
Professor Darrick Jolliffe: has been a Professor of Criminology at the University of Greenwich since January 2013. Prior to this he had been a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Leicester (Jan 2007–Dec 2012) and London Metropolitan University (Sept 2005–Dec 2006). He also held research positions at the Wolfson Psychiatry Research Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield College (University of London) and the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. Dr Jolliffe's main area of expertise is quantitative data analysis specifically applied to evaluations of interventions designed to reduce reoffending. His work in the field of domestic abuse includes acting as a consultant on the Home Office evaluation of domestic violence protection orders.